For 31 years, Shirley Lewis has called this little green house on Jensen in the Fifth Ward home.
Lewis is now faced with unwanted guests. Bees have set up a hive in a dying tree. It's located in the senior citizen's backyard, only yards from her house.
Lewis' property touches at least three others. While she hasn't been stung yet, she's worried about those in her neighborhood.
"The neighborhood is coming alive again and bees like that; it's not good adults or children," Lewis says.
Especially those who may be allergic to bees: one sting to someone with that weakness can result in some serious symptoms ranging from dizziness to difficult to breathing. Not to mention 50 people around the country each year die from simple insect stings.
"I don't know what kind of bees it is - killer bees, sugar bees, I don't know but I'm not ready to be stung by them", Lewis says.
These bees have become so territorial on Lewis' property that she had to shut off her decorative water fall in front of her home.
She said that water attracted the bees to the front of her house so the fountain has been disconnected for three years.
"I'm on a set income a monthly income," Lewis says.
And that's why the bees are still at Lewis' house, multiplying. She says she can't afford to call in an exterminator or bee keeper to move them.
They're busy, unwanted guests who are not going anywhere without a little help.
That help will now come from Terminix. The extermination company has agreed to assess the bee problem at Lewis home and try to remove the bees.